Now if you've never stamped or colored with bleach, pop over to STV and watch Gina's video....then give it a try! it won't hurt your stamps....now I didnt have any bleach here, so I tried something different. I have a bleach pen that I squeezed onto paper towels to make my bleach pad. Used the leaf stamp from the GKD's "Eclectic" stamp set.....
and WOW! look how WHITE it turned out....the bleach from the pen is really thick so it didnt give the detail as well as regular bleach would have...but it's a technique I think I will try again. Since the bleach was so thick, need to figure out if there is a way to blot it ...used heat gun to help it to dry and scorched it some...BUT since this card is also for Vicki's Weekly Color Challenge (get there from sidebar) which is Purple, Black and Kraft (but on my card its SU's caramel) ...the scorching helped LOL...used glitter pen to outline each nestie but it doesnt show very well in pic and stamped over one corner of the bleached stamp to see how it looked....liked it so left it! wish I had thought to run the purple mat through the cuttlebug! oh well, next time!
Hope your day is great!
Stamp: GKD's "Picture it" and "Eclectic"
Paper: GKD's violet, black and SU's caramel
Ink: Memento Black, Vivid Purple
Embellishment: faux gems, ribbon from ACM
Technique: bleaching, matting, nestie